Today is

   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Thursday, January 27, 2005

The Shroud of Turin . . .

rises again?

(Via Jonah Goldberg at The Corner.)


Blogger Wonderdog said...

I can't link the story. Do tell. I'm always pulling for the Shroud.

January 28, 2005 1:49 AM  
Blogger Kate Marie said...

From the NYT article:

"The Shroud of Turin is much older than the medieval date that modern science has affixed to it and could be old enough to have been the burial wrapping of Jesus, a new analysis concludes.

Since 1988, most scientists have confidently concluded that it was the work of a medieval artist, because carbon dating had placed the production of the fabric between 1260 and 1390.

In an article this month in the journal Thermochimica Acta, Dr. Raymond N. Rogers, a chemist retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory, said the carbon dating test was valid but that the piece tested was about the size of a postage stamp and came from a portion that had been patched.

"We're darned sure that part of the cloth was not original Shroud of Turin cloth," he said, adding that threads from the main part of the shroud were pure linen, which is spun from flax."

January 28, 2005 2:03 PM  
Blogger Wonderdog said...

Yesh!! (As good ol' Marv Albert would say after watching Jordan drill one from beyond the arch)

January 28, 2005 5:17 PM  

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